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Read our tips and tricks to help get the most out of your superfast internet.

Quick Fix: My speed seems to be lower than expected


Plug in to the test socket To do this, you will need to unscrew/unclip both screws/clips on the bottom of your white Open Reach phone socket. Connect the DSL filter to the test port revealed.

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What should my speeds be? Log onto and enter your telephone number or your full address into the address checker, to see your line capabilities.

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Perform a wired speed test. Connect your desktop or laptop to your router using an Ethernet cable, which was provided in your router box. Head to and click ‘begin test’. Take a screen shot and private message us if your speeds are lower than your line estimates.

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